From paintings by Degas and Cezanne to Sir Roger the Elephant, Charles Rennie Mackintosh furniture to a real Spitfire, fabulous arms and armour to cutting edge contemporary art, they have objects and exhibits to fire your imagination.
Glasgow Museums are:
City Chambers are one of the most extraordinary and visually stunning Victorian buildings anywhere. Still the headquarters of Glasgow City Council, the twice-daily guided tour is well worthwhile. It is possible to see the council’s debating chamber, formal marble staircase and banqueting hall. Details are on the website. A must for any visitor to Glasgow.
Headquarters of the city council for over 100 years. City Chambers stands as an impressive symbol of Glasgow’s political strength and historical wealth behind a grand imposing edifice overlooking George Square in the heart of the city.
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland’s most popular free attraction.
Kelvingrove has 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects
The Gallery of Modern Royal Exchange Square. Located in the heart of the city near George Square and Buchanan Street, the Gallery of Modern Art opened in 1996 century mansion building which at one time contained the City’s commercial library.
Present to the city in 1944 by the wealthy shipowner Sir William Burrel, this outstanding collection is today house in a purpose building sitting within the superb surroundings of Pollock Country Park. Visitors are promised an unforgettable experience viewing a dazzling array of north European late Gothic art, oriental ceramics, bronzes, prints, carpets and tapestries. In fact this priceless collection has something for everyone.
The museum is also famous for its collection of 19th century paintings from such masters as Degas, Renor, Cezanne and Monet together with paintings by the ‘Glasgow Boys, Crawhill and Lavery.
Mrs Anne Maxwell gifted Pollock House, with its adjoining gardens and parkland, to the City of Glasgow 1966. Its internationally renowned collections of paintings includes works of Goya, El Greco and William Blake.
Botanic Gardens near to Byres Road
There can be few cities in Western Europe with as much to offer the international visitor as Glasgow. A city of unique character and culture, of history and heritage. Easy to get to hard to leave.
A Scottish Power project, near to East Kilbride and Eaglesham visitors centre 90 kms of cycling and walking outdoor activities.
The world’s first rotating boatlift called the marvel of modern engineering.
Visit the the magnificent Castle, Holyrood Palace, the beautiful shops on the cobbled streets, museums. The new Scottish Parliament Building.
The National Wallace Monument, 246 steps to the top, and you’ll enjoy spectacular views on a good clear day. Stirling Castle on the rock a MUST visit. Spend a few hours in Scottish History around the Stuart Dynasty, Kings and Mary Queen of Scots. View the Great Hall, Chapel Royal, Kitchen, Gardens, newly refurbished Royal Apartment of Mary of Guise.
Mother of Mary Queen of Scots.
Drive among the wild animals, boat safari round Chimp Island, pets farm and adventure playground.
Near to Stirling can be found the biggest selections of antiques, gifts and collectables under one roof near Doune on the Sitirling-Callander Road.
SS Sir Walter Scott is named after the 19th century poet who wrote ‘The Lady of the Lake’ and is over 100 years old. sailing on Loch Katrine.
Walk, sail picnic just enjoy the views. Climb Conic Hill, at Balmaha. This is a relatively short walk, but very steep in places. Suitable for the energetic walkers and part of the West Highland Way.
At David Marshall Lodge, in the Trossachs. walks, visitors centre
Back in Scotland after 130 years.
See kites Ospreys in this beautiful area of Scotland.
Inchmahome Priory set on a Island on Lake of Menteith dating from 1238 Ruins. Mary Queen of Scot’s stayed 1547 Can be visited by small boat.